This is what it looks like when she is asking for her IPad.
When Raygen wants something to drink she has to tell me:
I want fruit punch.
I can already see her "knowing" how to use it, but sometimes I think she just doesn't want to take the time to do so. This is a huge change for her. We have all adapted to how Raygen communicates with us now. She knows how to sign a little and she is very good at taking your hand and pulling you to where and what she wants. These are all great, but I think in the long run Raygen really will be better off using her new IPad.
It is hard for me to make her use it because I know what she wants. Sometimes its quicker and easier for me just to make her happy, but I know that is not helping her. So this weekend my focus is to take a lot of pictures and add more buttons and to organize them in a way I feel would best suite Raygen. I am amazed that she has this tool that will give her a voice and I know that in time she will be chatting away. I can already say she has asked me several times for drinks without me prompting her to use the IPad. So I'm pretty excited. I can't wait to record more videos and just continue to share her learning this awesome new skill.
Along with learning Raygen's new IPad this week I have been supper excited to read Trainer Lindsey's new Ultimate Guide to Macro's. I have recently started tracking my Macro's and I wish someone would have taught me this years ago. The one thing I realized when I started to track was that I was not eating enough to fuel my body. I was thin, tired, and crabby.
Now that I know how to fuel my body to reach my goals it has opened a new world for me. I used to fear food. I would exercise to compensate for over eating, I would live on nothing but smoothies and salads and I was miserable. I really needed to change. I wasn't being a good mom, a good wife and I wasn't being good to myself. Even though I exercised and I finally fit in size 4 jeans and the number on the scale was the lowest it had ever been in my life, I wasn't happy. So if your in a rut I highly recommend this book. I wish I had this information years ago. I don't have to starve or deprive myself. I don't have to work out to the point of exhaustion or miss out on everything because I finally know how to use real food to reach my goals. Since counting macro's I have seen changes in my body that I had been working years to see in only a few months. So if your interested check out this book. It's a keeper.